Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director

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Marijuana Policy Project Hires Steve Hawkins as Executive Director | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — The nation’s largest organization dedicated exclusively to marijuana policy, the Marijuana Policy Project, announced Tuesday it has hired Steve Hawkins to serve as its next executive director. The announcement comes after a months-long candidate search that included several exceptionally qualified candidates. “We are thrilled to welcome Steve Hawkins as the new executive […]

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Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary

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Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition Releases General Assembly Voter Guide, Grades Candidates’ Marijuana Policy Positions Ahead of June Primary | Marijuana Policy Project

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — The Maryland Cannabis Policy Coalition released a General Assembly voter guide Thursday that documents and grades candidates’ positions on cannabis policy. The release comes exactly two weeks before early voting begins in the 2018 primary election (June 14). In March, the Marijuana Policy Project released a separate guide to the Democratic gubernatorial primary candidates. The General Assembly voter guide is based on […]

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Trump Administration Supports Leaving Marijuana Policy to States

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Trump Administration Supports Leaving Marijuana Policy to States | Marijuana Policy Project

WASHINGTON, DC — According to a statement released Friday by Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO), President Trump said in a phone call on Wednesday that he would not allow the Department of Justice to target businesses and individuals who are in compliance with state laws regulating marijuana for adults. Sen. Gardner also said the President would support legislation […]

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Rick Steves Has Three Must-Sees for a Jeff Sessions European Drug Policy Trip

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Rick Steves Has Three Must-Sees for a Jeff Sessions European Drug Policy Trip | Phillip Smith

PBS star and prolific travel guidebook author Rick Steves is a prominent advocate of marijuana legalization and drug reform. For years, he has advocated for freeing the weed and adopting a more moderate, European-style approach to drug policy. He has enjoyed successes, playing a leading role in bringing the public around in Washington state, which […]

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Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis

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Victory for Veterans as VA Changes Policy on Medical Cannabis | Americans for Safe Access

WASHINGTON, DC — On December 8, 2017, the Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) quietly updated their policy in regards to VA doctors having discussions with veterans about medical cannabis, and clarified VA policy regarding access to Veterans Health Administration (VHA) clinical programs for veterans participating in state approved medical cannabis programs. VHA Directive 2017-1315 replaces an […]

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana

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Federal Policy Continues to Ban VA Docs from Recommending Marijuana | NORML

WASHINGTON, DC —  A policy guidance update issued by the US Department of Veterans Affairs encourages greater communication about cannabis between doctors and veterans, but continues to forbid physicians from explicitly recommending it as a therapeutic option in states where the substance is legal. The updated directive urges V.A. doctors to foster discussions with veterans about their cannabis […]

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform

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Pennsylvania Democratic Party Adopts Marijuana Legalization Into Policy Platform | Justin Strekal

Earlier this month, citing racism, bigotry, and mass-incarceration, the Pennsylvania Democratic Party adopted a resolution to “support Democratic candidates and policies which promote the full repeal of cannabis prohibition by its removal from the Controlled Substances Act, and to support the creation of new laws which regulate it in a manner similar to other culturally […]

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation

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Federal Lawmakers Introduce Sweeping Marijuana Policy Legislation | Marijuana Policy Project

Measures filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Act and create a federal regulatory process for states that choose to regulate the cultivation and sale of marijuana for adult use Additional bills filed in the House and Senate on Thursday would eliminate many of the collateral consequences […]

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DEA Once Again Refuses to Reschedule Marijuana, But Does Offer One Policy Change

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DEA Once Again Refuses to Reschedule Marijuana, But Does Offer One Policy Change | Phillip Smith

The DEA on Thursday again refused to reschedule marijuana, arguing that its therapeutic value has not been scientifically proven. The move rejecting a rescheduling petition from two governors comes despite medical marijuana being legal in half the states and in the face of an ever-increasing mountain of evidence of marijuana’s medicinal utility. “DEA has denied two […]

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